Curious Gothic Strange Art Dolls Creatures & Paintings

California, United States · 1149 Sales


Curious Gothic Strange Art Dolls Creatures & Paintings

California, United States 1149 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   8/26~ Shop update today 8/26 at 4pm pst. See latest Newsletter here ツ I send out a newsletter when I several Art Doll Available at the same time. ツ The Newsletter announces the date and time of New releases. **Sign Up here for My Newsletter **
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© 2016 LuLu Lancaster all rights reserved international and domestic

Last updated on Aug 26, 2016

8/26~ Shop update today 8/26 at 4pm pst. See latest Newsletter here ツ I send out a newsletter when I several Art Doll Available at the same time. ツ The Newsletter announces the date and time of New releases. **Sign Up here for My Newsletter **
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© 2016 LuLu Lancaster all rights reserved international and domestic


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
maureen bright

maureen bright on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The stunningly lovely Bedelia arrived very quickly and beautifully packaged. I love all the work of this amazing artist but Bedelia is just the most perfect one for us. She will be treasured forever.


Nysa on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I think he has forgiven me for the blast of daylight when I opened the box. He is such a sweetheart and wings are so cleverly made. So many great details like his red accents in his eyes, the bat on his chest, cute outfit, lollipop and painted skull. Eddie couldn't wait to hang up side down in a dark part of the house. I can't wait to add to my bat collection!!!! Perfection, as always!!!

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LuLu Lancaster

I am an Art Doll Artist and Painter. I create Dolls And Paintings that are a bit Creepy, Sad, Goth and Emotional Wrecks that tell a little story. You will find a Shabby style that includes Vampires, Steampunk, Corpses, Victorian Memento Mori, Rockabilly and some ツ
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I have been painting all my life. It wasn't until a trip to SFMOMA many years ago that I began to create my own art dolls. An exhibition of Picasso and his sculptures that served as his models for several paintings spurred an idea to create dolls and use them as my model for paintings. Once finished with the painting I found myself with several Dolls. Soon the Dolls overtook the paintings and I found myself wanting to create the dolls sans the paintings. I still Paint quite often and find great joy in both Art forms ;)
Since that start into Art Dolls I have created many Dolls with their own stories to tell. I find the process fascinating, I liken it to painting. It starts with a canvas of a body created from Polymer clay and wire. The emotion and mood are found through the watercolor and pastels applied to the skin. The life is breathed into them when the fabrics are chosen and their stories unfold.
The details are the highlights for me small objects threads and tattered clothing seal the Art Doll into a lasting message from my hands and heart.

I create art that is drawn on both history, my own and others and unfulfilled dreams. The irony of the choices we make along the way and the result of those choices that lead us into situations we find ourselves in as adults. Sometimes not pretty and sometimes a little cheesy but I hope that you can see a snippet of life in the art dolls I create.

Can Anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun.
~Christina Rossetti

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    I am an Artist living in rural Northern California. I use smilies more than I should ;)


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    Sep 24

    On September 24, 2016, the finest Halloween artists from across the county will congregate in Petaluma, California for the best and longest running Halloween art show in the nation! These artisans share a love for all things dark and spooky, and will be showcasing their original, one-of-a-kind creations in historic and picturesque Petaluma. Have no fear, for there is something here for all collectors, whether you desire crypt-creepy or spooky-sweet. Each year Halloween and Vine juries and selects only the best Halloween artists to participate in this extraordinary show. This year’s lineup of artists is particularly exciting, with many returning fan favorites and amazing new talent!

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Last updated on August 5, 2016
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Here is how you can purchase my Art Dolls :)
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~New Art Dolls are available when I have a Shop Update and the date and time is announced in my Newsletter, here in my Etsy Shop under announcements amnd on my FB page ;)

~Occasionally I will list an Art Doll without sending out a newsletter. I generally will post this in the announcements under my shop banner or on my Facebook page.
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I frequently post Pics of Works in Progress and love to chat on Facebook :D Come like my page and look around :D

I use smilies entirely too often ;)

My wish is that you are thrilled with your purchase. I have taken great amounts of time and love in creating the art I offer. I do not recreate exact copies of my work. If I make additional works in a series or offer variations; they are exactly that, variations. My work is all hand created by me, no patterns, molds or preforms have been used.

Everything created in a smokefree petfree studio.

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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
❥Payments accepted through PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout.

All invoices are sent through PayPal
Layaway Policy
How to use Layaway
~ Please make your purchase with the "other" option. A 50% non refundable deposit payment is required at the time of checkout, and must be paid on that day.

~Please do not make this purchase unless you are ready to pay the deposit. I will invoice you at the time of purchase for the deposit.

~The Terms are for 45 days
50% non refundable deposit due on day of purchase.
1st payment due at 24 days
Final payment due at 45 days +shipping.
**Nonpayment of deposit and payments will cancel the Layaway and the Art Doll will be re-listed.

~Please be sure to make note of the day you made your purchase, if your layaway is up and you have not paid the balance I will need to cancel your order.
Your due date will be posted on your invoices.

Remember deposits are not refundable.

~Please be sure to include your PayPal email address if your email on file with Etsy is not your PayPal email.

**Layaways can not be traded for another doll nor can deposits be transferred to another doll.

~Art Dolls Ship within 1-2 days of payment received Monday thru Thursday. Friday through Sunday orders will be shipped out Monday, excluding major Holidays.

~Most Domestic Orders are shipped via USPS Priority with tracking.

~Important.. International orders are shipped via USPS First Class with Insurance. If expedited Delivery is needed I can invoice you for a shipping upgrade. Please convo me for details before your item is shipped out. Once shipped changes to shipping cannot be accommodated.

****Please note International Delivery times can vary greatly, several weeks is not unusual. Your country may impose VAT, customs, taxes and or other fees that are the responsibility of the purchaser, I do not calculate these fees nor do I know what will be assessed for fees.

****LuLusApple aka LuLu Lancaster is not responsible for these fees.****

All Orders are Insured either through USPS or a shipping insurance provider.
~Items are shipped to your address on file with Etsy at time of purchase. If you have a change of shipping address you must notify me prior to shipping.

Orders over $250 usd may be shipped with signature confirmation US only.
Refunds and Exchanges
~Important Please note if you decide to Reserve Art or Layaway art you are in essence taking it off the market and I am unable to sell it. Be sure this is what you want before proceeding. Your Reserve/layaway is a commitment to buy, there are no Refunds or cancellations on Deposits. Unfortunatley I cannot make trades for another item if you change your mind once you have requested Reserve/Layaway and made deposit/payment on Art. Art that is paid over time is not returnable unless damaged in shipment.

~Items damaged in shipping. Much care is taken in packing your Art Doll for a safe trip. All orders are insured through USPS for domestic orders or an individual insurance provider for international orders.
If an item is damaged in shipment please contact me asap, we can work out an alternative either by replacement/repair or refund.

~**Regular (non layaway or reserve) Returns
I will accept returns within 3 days of delivery. Convo or email me as soon as possible with your request.
All items must be returned in original condition. Pack all items carefully. Return shipping, tracking and insurance is the buyers responsibility and is recommended as damaged in shipping items cannot be refunded without insurance.

Upon return of all items in original condition item purchase price will be refunded via paypal, there are no refunds on original shipping or return shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Art Dolls are available on a limited basis. Please send me a convo to inquire.

❥Please Note: I am sorry But I do not Make Trades.
****I reserve the right to cancel sales and refuse service. Sales would be cancelled and money refunded immediately should an unforeseen circumstance unfold.

Thank You ツ